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A quick glance at other major conference tournaments

One of the players to watch in the Atlantic-10 tournament is Davidson’s Tyler Kalinoski, who went to Olathe East.
One of the players to watch in the Atlantic-10 tournament is Davidson’s Tyler Kalinoski, who went to Olathe East. File photo

Atlantic Coast

▪ When/where: Through Saturday, Greensboro, N.C.

▪ Top four seeds: 1. Virginia; 2. Duke; 3. Notre Dame; 4. Louisville

▪ NCAA Tournament locks: Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame, Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina State

▪ Bubble team: Miami, Fla.

▪ Players to watch: Jerian Grant, Notre Dame; Jahlil Okafor, Duke; Montrezl Harrell, Louisville

American Athletic

▪ When/where: Thursday-Sunday, Hartford, Conn.

▪ Top four seeds: 1. SMU; 2. Tulsa; 3. Cincinnati; 4. Temple

▪ NCAA Tournament locks: SMU, Cincinnati

▪ Bubble team: Temple

▪ Players to watch: Nic Moore, SMU; Will Cummings, Temple; James Woodard, Tulsa

Atlantic-10

▪ When/where: Wednesday-Saturday, New York

▪ Top four seeds: 1. Davidson; 2. Dayton; 3. Rhode Island; 4. Richmond

▪ NCAA Tournament locks: Davidson, VCU, Dayton

▪ Bubble team: Richmond

▪ Players to watch: Tyler Kalinoski, Davidson; Jordan Sibert, Dayton; Kendall Anthony, Richmond

Big East

▪ When/where: Wednesday-Saturday, New York

▪ Top four seeds: 1. Villanova; 2. Georgetown; 3. Butler; 4. Providence

▪ NCAA Tournament locks: Villanova, Georgetown, Providence, Butler, St. John’s

▪ Bubble team: Xavier

▪ Players to watch: Kris Dunn, Providence; Darrun Hilliard, Villanova; Roosevelt Jones, Butler

Big Ten

▪ When/where: Wednesday-Sunday, Chicago

▪ Top four teams: 1. Wisconsin; 2. Maryland; 3. Michigan State; 4. Purdue

▪ NCAA Tournament locks: Wisconsin, Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State, Iowa

▪ Bubble teams: Purdue, Illinois, Indiana

▪ Players to watch: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin; D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State; Melo Trimble, Maryland

Mountain West

▪ When/where: Wednesday-Saturday, Las Vegas

▪ Top four seeds: 1. Boise State; 2. San Diego State; 3. Colorado State; 4. Wyoming

▪ NCAA Tournament locks: San Diego State

▪ Bubble teams: Boise State, Colorado State

▪ Players to watch: Derrick Marks, Boise State; Winston Shepard, San Diego State; Larry Nance, Wyoming

Pac-12

▪ When/where: Wednesday-Saturday, Las Vegas

▪ Top four seeds: 1. Arizona; 2. Oregon; 3. Utah; 4. UCLA

▪ NCAA Tournament locks: Arizona, Oregon, Utah

▪ Bubble teams: UCLA, Stanford

▪ Players to watch: Delon Wright, Utah; Stanley Johnson, Arizona; Joseph Young, Oregon

To reach Blair Kerkhoff, call 816-234-4730 or send email to bkerkhoff@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @BlairKerkhoff.

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